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Robbie Roper, a star high school quarterback from Georgia’s 2022 class, tragically died on Wednesday as a result of surgery complications. He was only 18 years old at the time.
Roper’s family made the devastating announcement via Twitter … saying, “We just wanted to update everyone on Robbie. Robbie just passed.” “He was the biggest joy to our family. We are proud of the young man he has become. “He will be missed by his friends and family dearly.”
Roper was in the hospital on Sunday, according to Roswell High School football coach Chris Prewett, who told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he had complications from a routine surgery. “Robbie fought hard,” Coach Prewett said, “and battled until the very end like he did everything else.” Roper was a dual-threat quarterback who threw for 3,010 yards and 37 touchdowns this season, including 447 yards and six touchdowns in one of those games.
The 6’4″, 215-pound quarterback led Roswell High to a 10-3 win and was named Region 5 Class 7A Player of the Year in Georgia. Roper received several college offers including Massachusetts, Morehead State and recently the Florida Gators who were informed of the terrible news.
“During this difficult time, our thoughts and prayers are with the Roper family,” the Florida team said. Roper was also a great student and earned a 3.9 GPA.
Story by : Norvisi Mawunyegah